Going live on social media is a fantastic way to connect with your patrons even if they cannot be physically present for programming! Kids especially love to see familiar faces for storytimes and crafts, and live video streams allow you to do so. Depending on your setup, you will also be able to easily engage with your patrons. This section will cover how to go live on Facebook and Instagram, two popular social media tools that your libraries may already be using to connect with your patrons. Please find information about going live on YouTube here. Information about Zoom programming can be found here. Not sure how to plan for running online programs? Check out our collection of resources about doing so here.
To get started running live programs, you will need:
We also recommend that you perform a quick check of your filming area to ensure that it is free of anything you would not want to appear on film.
Going Live on Facebook
Going Live on Instagram